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Pay it Forward: Join Us as a Nonprofit Mentor

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With over 6,000 nonprofit organizations in Maine, SCORE is seeking volunteer nonprofit mentors to help aspiring entrepreneurs with the challenge of starting or growing a nonprofit.

Mainers are known for their pioneer and community spirit, and help-thy-neighbor attitude. We show social consciousness, concern for the environment, commitment to saving historical sights, duty to advocate individual rights, and an urgency to do this all as a personal vocation for a cause. This commitment can lead to a desire to starting a nonprofit organization. But is it the right choice?

Starting a nonprofit requires more than passion or devotion. One needs an understanding of financial management, knowledge of legal requirements, managerial skills, community relations, familiarity with issues in the field, friends and supporters, and more than anything, time, energy and endless patience.

SCORE Maine seeks experienced nonprofit mentors to help guide the questions and challenges that come from interested individuals.

We know your time is valuable and you have a variety of skills to share. That’s why we offer total flexibility when it comes to volunteering. Share your nonprofit knowledge as a mentor and work with clients.

Take advantage of easy onboarding.

When you’re ready to start, we’ll give you the tools you need. Between our orientation and mentoring certification program, you’ll learn about SCORE’s mission and services, plus get tips on what makes a good nonprofit volunteer.

There’s no way to quantify how good it feels to help others. Sharing nonprofit knowledge you’ve accrued over the years gives you an extra boost of pride and purpose. And you’ll feel even better knowing you helped someone achieve success.

Share your expertise. Reach out to SCORE Maine and apply today:

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs succeed.

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About SCORE Northern Maine


202 Harlow St. Fed Office Building, Rm. 20700, Bangor, ME 04401, US

Mission Statement

SCORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. Our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.


SCORE, America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We have over 300 SCORE offices across the country and 10,000 volunteers offering free business mentoring and low- or no-cost workshops.

For over 50 years, SCORE's thousands of working and retired business professionals have volunteered to support the success of small business nationwide. SCORE business mentoring is free and confidential.

We provide:

  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across industries
  • Free business tools, templates and tips online
  • Inexpensive or free business workshops (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy, Employment


We'll work with your schedule.


202 Harlow St. Fed Office BuildingRm. 20700Bangor, ME 04402



  • Mentoring
  • Strategic Planning
  • Bilingual
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours per month.
  • Complete your volunteer application at:

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